Sunday, April 24, 2011

419 scam

This e-mail is very interesting. They are using the scams to their advantage.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
15A Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Attention Victim,
The Federal Government of Nigeria through provisions in Section 419 of the Criminal Code came up with punitive measures to deter and punish offenders.The Advance Fee Fraud section deal mainly with cases of advance fee fraud(commonly called 419) such as obtaining by false pretence through different fraudulent schemes e.g. contract scam, credit card scam, inheritance scam, job scam, lottery scam, “wash wash” scam (money washing scam), marriage scam. Immigration scam, counterfeiting and religious scam. It also investigates cyber crime cases.

After proper investigations and research at Western Union Money Transfer and Money Gram office to know if you have truly sent money to fraudsters in Nigeria through Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram, your name was found in Western Union Money Transfer database amongst those that have sent money through Western Union Money Transfer to Nigeria and this proves you right that you have truly been swindled by those unscrupulous persons by sending money to them through Western Union Money Transfer in the course of getting one fund or the other that is not real, right now we are working hand in hand with Western Union to track every fraudsters down, do not respond to their e-mails, letters and phone calls any longer they are scammers and you should be very careful to avoid being a victim to fraudsters any longer because they have nothing to offer you but to rip-off what you have worked hard to earn.

In this regard a meeting was held between the Board of Directors of The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and as a consequence of our investigations it was agreed that the sum of foruty thousand US Dollars ($40,000) us dollar should be transferred to you out of the funds that Federal Government of Nigeria has set aside as a compensation to everyone who have by one way or the other sent money to fraudsters in Nigeria.

***Please note that we will NO LONGER be liable for any loss, cost or expense, whatsoever, suffered or incurred by You in connection with the fraudsters. Be warned!

We have deposited your fund at Western Union Money Transfer agent location EMS Post office lagos, Nigeria. We have submitted your details to them so that your fund can be transferred to you.We have insured your fund to avoid misappropriation.

Contact the Western Union agent office through any of the email addresses stated below;

Yours sincerely,
Maureen Chigozie (Ms)
Internet Crime Complaint Center
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

Please note that some fraudsters are claiming to be the Executive Chairman, Chief Mrs. Farida Mzamber Waziri (AIG rtd.) or staff of The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have recently been sending phony e-mails/letters and also calling unsuspecting persons, with intent to defraud them. It is important to note that these fraudsters are criminals engaged in Advanced Fee Fraud known in Nigeria as 419. Every day, people throughout the world are falling victim to scams of one kind or another. But remember - if it sounds too good to be true, it is probably a scam. In the circumstance, we unreservedly advice you to dissociate yourself from all correspondence and transactions entered into based on evidently fraudulent and fictitious claims.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Some more 419 e-mails

First one:

Address:Promenade Level, Cabot Place East,
Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QS



It is my modest obligation to write you this letter as regards the authorization of your owed payment through our most respected financial institution (Citibank PLC).
I am Mr. Jonathan Steinberg, The Chief Financial, Foreign Operations Department, CitiBank Plc, UK. The British Government in conjunction with US GOVERNMENT
WORLD BANK, UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION on foreign payment matters has empowered my bank after much consultation and consideration to handle all
foreign payments and release them to their appropriate beneficiaries with the help of a representative from Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
As the newly appointed/accredited International Paying Bank,

We have been instructed by the World Governing Body together with the Committee on International Debt Reconciliation Department to release your overdue funds
with immediate effect; with this exclusive Vide Transaction No.: WHA/EUR/202, Transfer Allocation No.: citibank/X44/701LN/WGB/GB, Password: 339331, Pin Code:
78569, Certificate of Merit No: 104, Release Code No: 0876; Immediate CITIBANK Telex Confirmation No: -222568; Secret Code: XXTN014.Having received these vital
payment numbers, you are instantly qualified to receive and confirm your payment with us within the next 72hrs.

Be informed that we have verified your payment file as directed to us and your name is next on the list of our outstanding fund Beneficiaries to receive their payment
before the end of this second term of the year 2011. Be advised that because of too many funds beneficiaries due for payment at this second quarter of the year,
you are entitled to receive the sum of Four Million Six Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$4,600,000.00) only, as part payment so as to enable us pay other
eligible beneficiaries. To facilitate with the process of this transaction, please kindly re-confirm the following information below:

1) Your full Name:__________
2) Your full Address:______________
3) Your Contact Telephone and Fax No:___________
3) Your Profession, Age and Marital Status:
4) Any valid form of your Identification/Driven Licence:__________
5) Bank Name:__________
6) Bank Address:___________
7) Account Name:___________
8) Account Number:___________
9) Swift code:__________
10) Routing Number:___________

As soon as we receive the above mentioned information, your payment will be processed and released to you without any further delay. Be also informed that you are not
allowed to Communicate with any other person(s) or office any longer so as to avoid conflict of information, you are required to provide the above information for your transfer
to take place through Bank to Bank Remittance directly from citibank.

We look forward to serving you better.

Mr.Jonathan Steinberg
PHONE: +4470-2401-8463, +442032398931
E-mail Address:
(CFO)Chief Financial Officer

Regard Senate
SIR J Eric Daniels
(Director, International Remittance Dept. Citi bank London)

( Copyright © 2011 Citigroup Inc.)

Second one:

Dear Customer

This is to congratulate you for scaling through the hurdles of screening by the board of directors of this payment task force. Your payment file was approved and the instruction was given us to release your payment and activate your ATM card for use,The first batch of your card which contains 10.5 MILLION U.S. DOLLARS has been activated and is the total fund loaded inside the card. Your fund which is in total $10.5 MILLION U.S. DOLLARS will come in batches of 10.5MILLION U.S. DOLLARS and this is the first batch.

Your payment have been sent to you via FedEx, Because we have signed a contract with them which should expired by Apr 26th 2011,Below are few list of tracking numbers you can track from FEDEX website( to confirm people like you who have received their payment successfully and also track the last FedEx one below in your Name, you will understand that your Atm Card is now in transit with the FedEx.

EVELYNL MARJA===================871372183148

Devadass Dass====================871359761819

Charlie Love====================871359761727

Thomas Menefee===================871359809324

Patrick Craddock==================871359809313

RICHARD AUTRY ================= 869713119185

OWEN J KAYODE ================== 871363130860

MARK STUBBS =====================871363116168

LEWIS SMITH======================871358164322

View the tracking numbers below in your name, You will understand that your Atm Card is in transit with the FedEx Shipping Company.

tracking numbers : 867913276555

Good news, We wish to let you know that everything concerning your ATM CARD payment despatch is ready in this office. and we have a meeting with the house (Federal government of Nigeria) we informed them that your funds should not cost you any thing because is your money (Your Card),Moreover, we have an agreement with them that you should pay only insurance fee of your Atm Card which is $395 U.S. DOLLARS by FedEx Delivering Company.

However, you have only Monday Or Tuesday to send this $395 U.S. DOLLARS for the insurance fee of your card, if we donĂ­t hear from you with the payment information; the Federal Government will cancel the Atm Card,This is the paying information that you will use and send the fee through western union money transfer or Money Gram and you can call me with this number as soon as you receive this mail +234-8122099594

Receivers Name: Bethel Amadi

Address: Lagos Nigeria

Text Question: God is

Text Answer: Good

Amount: $395

We are Waiting for the payment information to enable us proceed for the delivering of your Atm Card and you have to open the attach file below and see the copy of your Atm Card.

Rev Dr Tommy Johnson

From : Skye Bank Of Nigeria Plc

Telephone number +234-8122099594

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Travel Magazine Sales

I would like to express my concerns about travel magazine sales people. I know I have done this topic before however I would like to cover some more stuff on it. First off many of them have criminal records. Many of the "leaders" have criminal records. These are not misdamenors either, they are serious felonies such as kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, etc. What they do is go into rough neighborhoods and advertise on craigslist and other free websites they can advertise on as a great job and a "Road Rules" type atmosphere. There was an ad running on craigslist that I wanted to copy and paste but it got taken off. They are taking advantage of the less fortunate promising them all this money and not giving it to them. They take money out of their paychecks for random stuff. For more information on this you can visit a website called That has in depth information on the convictions of these sales people and the sales people who have died doing this terrible job. Also I story that really touched my heart that I saw on youtube was It shows 2 young adults from tough neighborhoods being taken advantage of by a travel magazine sales company. This is human trafficking and needs to be stopped immediately. Some states have already taken action against this and more states will continue to. There have been tons of stories on the news about this line of work and I don't see this getting better anytime soon.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


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ChaCha Guide Position

Hey Everyone,
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ChaCha has guides that answer these questions that people send in. This is where you would come in if you are interested. They currently have 4 different roles that they hire for.

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